Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

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Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

31st St. and First Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000
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Brookfield Zoo is set within a 216-acre nature park. World-renowned, the Zoo’s 2,000+ residents have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. The Zoo’s newest exhibit, Great Bear Wilderness allows visitors to Go Eye-to-Eye with North American animals and view Polar Bears and Grizzlies diving from underwater viewing windows. Don’t forget to take in a Dolphin Show at Seven Seas! Open 365 days a year, 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 adults, $10.50 seniors and children, children under 2 free. Motor coach and tour bus operator pricing for groups of 20+ is available. Brookfield Zoo is located at First Ave and 31st St. in Brookfield, just 12 miles west of downtown Chicago. The zoo is accessible via the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways, Tri-State tollway (I-294), Metra train and PACE bus service. Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Zoological Society. The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.

  • Private Dining Available
  • ADA Compliant
  • ATM Machine On-site
  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Miles from Downtown: 12.0
  • Miles from Midway Airport: 10.0
  • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 19.0
  • Restaurant(s) On-site
  • Self-Parking Available: On-site
  • Average Visit/Tour Length: 3 - 4 hours
  • Complimentary Policy: 1 per 20
  • Maximum Group Number: 20000
  • Motorcoach Parking: On-site

9345Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
5Number of Rooms
  • Complete Buy-out Available
  • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)
  • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)
  • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 330
  • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 400
  • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 330
  • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 3240
  • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 400
  • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 3240
  • Max Venue Capacity: 400
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment
  • On-Site Catering
  • Permanent Stage
  • Private Meeting Space Available
  • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 9345
  • Video Conferencing Available